Creative Applications for Learning Environments Lab

North American International Livestock Exposition

The Meat You Eat!

Market animals are produced to provide people with food. Every species of animal has specific wholesale and retail cuts of meat. Wholesale cuts are found in packing houses. These cuts are divided into smaller pieces called retail cuts, which you see in the grocery store.
As a consumer, it is important that you can identify different cuts of meat. This knowledge will help you choose the correct type and best quality of meat to cook.
By looking at the pictures of the wholesale and retail cuts of meat, see if you can answer the questions below.

Retail Cuts of Meat

Beef Beef

 

Lamb Lamb

Pork Pork

Wholesale Cuts of Meat

Beef

Lamb

Pork

1.

Back
Round
Shank

A leg of lamb is to the 1. _________ of a beef carcass as the rib of a beef carcass is to the
2.

Rack
Back
Rib

2. _____________ of a lamb.
3.

Neck
Breast
Shoulder

A chuck of a beef carcass is to the
3. ______________ of a lamb as the foreshank of a lamb is to a
4.

Shank
Brisket
Shoulder

4. ___________ of a beef carcass.
5.

Blade Chop
Riblets
Fore Shank

A hock of a hog carcass is to the
5. _______ _______ of a lamb carcass as the lamburger of a lamb carcass is to the
6.

Ground Beef
Chuck Shortribs
Brisket

6. _________ ________ of a beef carcass.
7.

Rolled Rump
Rib Chop
Blade Chop

The rib chop of a lamb is to the
7. _______ _______ of a hog carcass as the breast of a lamb is to a
8.

Brisket
Shortplate
Rib

8. ____________ of a beef carcass.
9.

Tip Steak
Brisket
Flank Steak

The lamburger of a lamb carcass is to the 9. _______ ______ of a beef carcass as the hock of a hog carcass is to the
10.

Chuck Shortribs
Crosscut Shank
Brisket

10. ____________ ___________ of a beef carcass
11.

Top Loin Roast
Sirloin Chop
Jowl

The loin roast of a lamb carcass is to the 11. _______ ________ ________ of a hog carcass as the sirloin of a hog carcass is to the
12.

Stew Meat
Round Steak
Sirloin Steak

12. _______ _______ of a beef carcass.
13.

Top Loin Steak
Rib Roast
T-bone Steak

The rib roast of a beef carcass is to the 13. _______ _______ of a lamb carcass as the spare ribs of a hog carcass is to the
14.

Stew Meat
Short Ribs
Brisket

14. __________ _________ of a beef carcass.
15.

Stew Meat
Blade Roast
Chuck Shortribs

The neck slices of a lamb carcass is to the 15. _______ _________ of a beef carcass as the leg of lamb carcass is to the
16.

Loin
Bacon
Ham

16. ___________ of a hog.
17.

Center Cut Ham Slice
Sirloin
Top Loin Roast

The round steak of a beef carcass is to the 17. _______ _________ ________ ______ of a hog carcass as the blade roast of a beef carcass is to the
18.

Top Loin Roast
Blade Boston Roast
Belly or Bacon

18. _________ ________ ______ of a hog carcass.
19.

Flank
Rack
Loin

The sirloin of a beef carcass is to the
19. ________ of a lamb as the spare ribs of a lamb carcass is to the
20.

Belly or Bacon
Picnic Roast
Spare Ribs

20. __________ _________ of a hog carcass.

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